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Table 3 Cancer mortality: Number of fatalities and HRs for cancer according to socio-economic status for women and men in Sweden from 1960 to 20041

From: Socio-economic status and overall and cause-specific mortality in Sweden

Cancer Women Men
  Fatalities HR3 (95% CI) Fatalities HR4 (95% CI)
Overall cancer 2     
   Blue-collar worker 54394 Ref. 85328 Ref.
   Service worker 12204 1.03 (0.99;1.04) 2633 1.09 (1.05;1.13)
   Farmhand 5176 0.99 (0.96;1.02) 7126 0.88 (0.86;0.91)
   Farmer 16570 0.94 (0.92;0.96) 19145 0.82 (0.81;0.84)
   White-collar worker 47175 0.93 (0.92;0.94) 50442 0.93 (0.92;0.94)
   Employer 3432 0.90 (0.87;0.94) 5345 0.93 (0.91;0.96)
   Entrepreneur 14096 0.96 (0.94;0.97) 18937 1.02 (0.99;1.04)
   Professional 1572 0.94 (0.89;0.99) 2347 1.00 (0.96;1.04)
   Military personnel 890 0.94 (0.87;1.01) 1807 0.96 (0.91;1.01)
Lung cancer     
   Blue-collar worker 4410 Ref. 16263 Ref.
   Service worker 1152 1.25 (1.17;1.33) 495 1.06 (0.97;1.16)
   Farmhand 329 0.84 (0.75;0.94) 948 0.66 (0.62;0.70)
   Farmer 773 0.63 (0.58;0.68) 1773 0.43 (0.41;0.45)
   White-collar worker 4201 0.93 (0.89;1.00) 8500 0.80 (0.78;0.82)
   Employer 297 0.92 (0.82;1.04) 825 0.79 (0.77;0.81)
   Entrepreneur 1104 0.96 (0.90;1.03) 3315 0.95 (0.92;0.99)
   Professional 136 0.98 (0.83;1.17) 406 0.89 (0.81;0.98)
   Military personnel 89 1.01 (0.82;1.25) 355 0.96 (0.87;1.07)
Stomach Cancer     
   Blue-collar worker 2944 Ref. 7014 Ref.
   Service worker 719 1.08 (0.99;1.18) 212 1.03 (0.90;1.19)
   Farmhand 330 1.10 (0.98;1.23) 711 1.00 (0.93;1.08)
   Farmer 1071 1.03 (0.96;1.11) 1942 0.96 (0.91;1.01)
   White-collar worker 2092 0.80 (0.76;0.85) 3082 0.74 (0.71;0.78)
   Employer 145 0.72 (0.61;0.85) 265 0.58 (0.52;0.66)
   Entrepreneur 753 0.93 (0.86;1.00) 1444 0.92 (0.87;0.98)
   Professional 77 0.85 (0.67;1.06) 107 0.55 (0.46;0.67)
   Military personnel 28 0.61 (0.42;0.88) 119 0.86 (0.71;1.03)
  1. 1 Bold type, 95% CI does not include 1.00
  2. 2 ICD codes: ICD-7: 140–239, ICD-8: 140–239, ICD-9: 140–239, ICD-10: C00-D48
  3. 3 Adjusted for residential area, time period and fertility history
  4. 4 Adjusted for residential area and time period
  5. HR Hazard Ratio, CI Confidence Interval, NA not applicable